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“Documents obtained by InvestigateWest identify at least 46 reports from almost every program within the U.S. Energy Department’s energy efficiency and renewables office and seven national labs that have been stalled, downgraded or spiked.”
The trump administration seems to be systematically making it more difficult for the public to communicate with the government.
Last week the White House closed its telephone comment line (202-456-1111) and suggested that people make comments on the White House’s website at or on Facebook Messenger although there is currently no way to leave a message on the White House’s Facebook page: Rep. Speier demands reopening of White House phone comment line, by Bay City News Service, Palo Alto Almanac (Feb 6, 2017).
Also last week, the FBI stopped accepting FOIA requests by email.
Yesterday, Mashable reported that the Department of Energy has taken down its public-facing employee directory, making it far more difficult for journalists and members of the public to locate email addresses and phone numbers for agency personnel. It just got a whole lot harder for you to contact Energy Department employees, By Andrew Freedman (2017-02-16).
Check your links! The U.S. Department of Energy has redesigned its website, energy.gov:
- A New Look for Energy.gov, by Cammie Croft, Energy Blog (January 10, 2011).
One feature of the new site is the “Vintage DOE,” a result of “sifting through the DOE archive,” and described as “a new series on the Energy Blog that not only highlights an interesting item in DOE’s archive, but gives us an opportunity to discuss the Energy Department’s mission and current work on the same topic.” I’m not sure if that means that they are removing items from their site and featuring only selective items from their “archive” or what. Better check your links!